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Modern indoor-outdoor interplay: Ottawa River House

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Ottawa River House is a single family modern property in a picturesque natural setting along the Ottawa River in Ontario, Canada by Christopher Simmonds Architect. Moving throughout this home, one enjoys a carefully orchestrated sequence of encounters with views and light penetrating the spatial composition throughout its interlocking interior volumes.

The starting point for the planning of this house was to identify a place on the site which afforded a view of Parliament Hill, and to locate the principal living spaces there. An elongated entry with a natural cedar planked ceiling brings visitors by way of the southerly courtyard to the very core of the site and the home. The result is a home with stunning views, and which enjoys both an intimate connection with the courtyard and a more expansive connection with the river.

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Flooring is a combination of white porcelain tile and dark stained, quarter-sawn oak. Cabinets in dark stained ash contrast similarly with the white quartz countertops.

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This home received awards for: Best Custom Home, 4,000 to 5,999 square feet, GOHBA 2013 and Best Custom Bathroom, 91 square feet and over, GOHBA 2013.

Photos: Double Space Photography

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